about welcome to kenzan

Conveniently located in Collins Place, CBD, Kenzan has been loved for generations by locals, business people and families alike. We have been proudly serving authentic Japanese cuisine for over 40 years since 1981.

Kenzan honours the traditional cooking methods and provides the diners with a true Japanese culinary experience. Our friendly staff welcome you to the spacious main dining room or sushi bar, where the warm and relaxing ambience allows you to immerse yourself in the occasion.If you prefer a more private setting, you are welcome to book one of our elegant Japanese tatami rooms.

Our menu allows you to choose from exquisite sushi and sashimi or an extensive a la carte selection, offering the diners genuine Japanese while also catering for their needs. The meal is complemented by a vast selection of wine, sake and other drinks of your choice.

Kenzan is named in honour of the renowned Edo period potter, Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743). He was renowned for his impeccable artisanship and perfectionism, qualities which inspire us to do our best in everything we do.

Our Team

We are proud of serving genuine Japanese cuisine and strive to deliver the best to our customers as a whole team. Eight Japanese chefs, led by the master head chef with 14 years of experience in Japan and over 20 years in Australia, work together to ensure excellence. Many alumni chefs opened their own restaurants after obtaining skills, knowledge and experience at Kenzan.

At Kenzan, chefs only select the freshest premium ingredients. We pay close attention to details, especially to our sushi rice. Everything is meticulously maintained from the recipe of sushi vinegar, the length of time the rice is immersed in it and even the temperature of sushi rice being served – which is kept close to body temperature. We love perfection.

An attentive floor staff maintains the level of excellence with timely service, attention to detail and helpful knowledge to maximise your dining experience.


Request a Booking

  • Kenzan is open from 12 noon to 2:30pm and then from 6pm Monday to Friday. On Saturday we are open from 5:30pm.

  • Bookings are available up to 6 weeks in advance.

  • Please call us directly for bookings for parties of 7 guests or more.

  • A charge of $20 per room applies to each private room booking. A room can accommodate up to 5 diners. Two rooms need to be booked for groups of 6 or more, incurring $40 room fee in total.

  • Please note a 1.5% surcharge applies on credit cards and EFTPOS transactions.

  • Your confirmation email will be sent to your email address after you have booked. If you do not receive it, it has been sent to your spam mailbox.

  • For bookings at short notice, call us directly. We are available to take calls from one hour prior to service.

  • If you are running late please notify us, otherwise we only hold the bookings for 15 minutes.


CLOSED DAY: 25, 26, 31 Dec / 1, 7 Jan

DINNER ONLY: 27 - 30 Dec / 2 - 6, 8 - 13 Jan

*Calendar here.
*Sunday is closed, Saturday is dinner only.

Main Dining Area

Sushi Bar

Private Room


Request A Takeaway Order

While the team here at Kenzan would prefer to give you the full service experience in our restaurant, we are still happy to do a takeaway order for those of you who can’t dine in.

Place your takeaway orders by phone or through the Contact form. For orders during our opening hours, please use telephone only.

Sugaki (fresh oysters), Sukiyaki, Shabu Shabu and the Banquette courses are not available for takeaway.



If you have any requests or questions, please feel free to contact us.

Use the form below for takeaway orders.

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    Opening Hours

    Monday 12:00 - 14:30 18:00 - 22:00
    Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30 18:00 - 22:00
    Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30 18:00 - 22:00
    Thursday 12:00 - 14:30 18:00 - 22:00
    Friday 12:00 - 14:30 18:00 - 22:00
    Saturday Closed 17:30 - 22:00
    Sundays / Public Holidays Closed

    Monday - Friday

    12:00 - 14:30

    18:00 - 22:00


    17:30 - 22:00

    Sundays, Public Holidays


    We are not open for lunch on Saturdays and are closed on Sundays and public holidays.


    Lower Ground floor
    45 Collins Street (56 Flinders Lane)
    Melbourne 3000

    Kenzan is situated in Collins Place and is accessible through both the Collins Street entrance as well as the Finders Lane entrance.

    03 9654 8933